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What an incredible eight days; Cardinals are spoiling us all rotten

Posted 11/27/2019

By Jake Kulland

As we get back to writing this column this week, we are still kind of catching our breath with everything that has happened the last couple of weeks.  It’s crazy to even try and comprehend it all — Langdon-Edmore-Munich has now won both a state football championship and a state volleyball title in the same year.  It all happened in a span of just eight days, and these unreal feats have only been done in the same fall season once, with Thompson doing it last year.  The good times just keep on coming, and it kind of makes us all feel a bit spoiled to say the least.  I just hope everyone enjoys this fantastic run, because it is extremely rare for something like this to happen.  It has been a perfect storm of some very talented athletes coupled with some great coaching to make this all come together.  But don’t worry, the excitement should continue into the winter, as we will discuss below.

Lady Cards volleyball celebrates fourth title;  Lady Cards basketball set to begin

What a run it was for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals volleyball team at the State B Tournament held in Fargo Nov. 21-23.  Everyone close to the program knew the potential this year’s team had, but the whole state got to see it at The Big Dance.  The Lady Cards played the best that they have all season, making winning a state title look surprisingly easy.  There were a few white knuckle moments in the championship match versus Oakes, but outside of that it was stunning to see the Cardinals breeze through their three opponents at state.  This year’s team will rank right up there with the best teams the program has every had, and they will now take their rightful place alongside the title teams of 2003, 2008 and 2010.  And as we have discussed, just like the football team, the volleyball team brings back a ton of talent for next year.  We congratulate seniors Calyn Crockett, Kaitlynn Scherr, Callie Ronningen, Brooke Bakke and McKenna Belle on fantastic volleyball careers.

On the heels of volleyball, the majority of that team will now be rolling right into girls basketball.  They began practice one day after winning the state title.  Rob Scherr is coaching the Lady Cards hoopsters, and he is assisted by Harley Brown with Jenny Romfo coaching the junior high team.  The Cardinals varsity team is ranked second in the state and brings back everyone from last year’s team that took fifth place at the State B Tournament and finished with a record of 23-3, plus they will add Calyn Crockett, who missed all of last year with a knee injury.  The team opens up their schedule with two home games, Dec. 6 versus North Border and Dec. 7 hosting Shiloh Christian, who is coming up from Bismarck to play in Langdon for an afternoon game.  It should be a great season for Lady Cards basketball.

Cardinals football puts five players on Class A All-State team

The accolades for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich state champion football team just keep coming.  The Class A All-State team has been released, and the Cards have five players on it.  Making the first team are junior Simon Romfo at quarterback,  senior Jackson Delvo at wide receiver and junior Grant Romfo at linebacker.  On the second team is senior wide receiver Sean Gette and senior lineman Jesse Fetsch.  All five players were main cogs of this year’s title team, and it’s great to see them recognized at the state level.  Congrats to all five boys; it’s a welldeserved honor for them all.

Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team ready to get skating

We will leave you this week with a reminder that the Langdon Blades junior gold hockey season is about to get underway.  They will open up at home in a non-conference game with Morden on Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m.  Their North Dakota league schedule starts also with home games versus Fargo at 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 and Grand Forks at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7.  There are seven teams in the league this year; with Crosby, Watford City, Richland and Northwood rounding out the squads along with the three above.  Nic Roy and Landin Johnson will co-coach the team once again this season.

“See ya!” next week!”

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